Stefano Fiore has returned to Italy after a disappointing season in Spain with Valencia. The Italian international midfielder has joined Fiorentina on a year-long loan with a view to a permanent switch next summer.

Marseille have signed Sabri Lamouchi and Andres Mendoza on season-long loans. Lamouchi, 33, spent last season on loan at Genoa from Internazionale while Peruvian striker Mendoza, joins from Ukrainian side Metalurh Donetsk.

Giuseppe Pancaro has signed for Fiorentina after beng released by Milan.

Palermo have signed Nigerian protege Stephan Makinwa for 8 million euros (£5.7m) from Atalanta.

Zambian striker Collins Mbesuma has joined Portsmouth on a three-year deal, subject to being granted a work permit. Portsmouth have also signed French defender Gregory Vignal from Liverpool.

Cameroon defender Timothee Atouba has left Tottenham, joining Hamburg for a fee believed to be £1.4m.

French midfielder Stephane Dalmat has left Internazionale and moved to Spain, joining Racing Santander on a four-year deal for an undisclosed fee.

Newly-promoted Premier League side Wigan Athletic have signed full-back Ryan Taylor from Tranmere for an undisclosed fee.

Auxerre have signed Brondby midfielder Thomas Kahlenberg on a four-year contract.

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